1961 Sales Brochure

This is a rare piece of BMW literature.  It was loaned to me by Rod Miller, the former manager of my BMW franchise, BMW of Marin.

Rod paid a bundle for this item and I only saw it because of the page that claims the sidecar record for 1200 cc.  Neither of us ever heard of a 1200 cc BMW engine in the olden days.  Do you have more information about that record?

I got a suggestion from Phillip Jordan of Devon, UK.  It was that BMW may have just entered it in the 1200 cc class and won with a smaller engine.  Duh, of course, that is far more likely.  Mystery solved.

Since I didn’t own this brochure, I was super careful to not damage it.  It is in new condition.  Some scans are a bit askew, sorry.

Some of the text is small and hard to read.  With a PC, just hold Ctrl and click the + sign a few times to get close in.

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Pg 10 shows the 1200 cc world record.

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